Historic Sites of Manitoba: Wood Bay Monument (Wood Bay, Municipality of Louise)

In 1885, the Canadian Pacific Railway extended west and referred to this site as its first siding west. When a branch line was built south to Snowflake, in 1900, the term Wood Bay was applied, this being the early settlers’ name for the surrounding district. A joining train permitted trains to turn around here. Construction of two grain elevators and a post office/store raised hopes for a town site. In spite of fire setbacks, a hamlet developed. The residents, being families of elevator agents, section men, and store operators, frequent trains provided daily passenger, mail, and baggage service and transported grain, livestock, coal, lumber, and general store supplies. A monument was unveiled in August 1994 to commemorate those who lived in the hamlet of Wood Bay, in what is now the Municipality of Louise.

Wood Bay Monument

Wood Bay Monument (July 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.25054, W98.81702
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Wood Bay, Municipality of Louise)


Manitoba Heritage Council Commemorative Plaques and Manitoba Community Commemorative Plaques, Fiscal Year 1994-1995, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Citizenship, page 45.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 June 2019

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